Pastor Tan Jia Hong is the pastor of Jurong Seventh-Day Adventist Chinese Church. He graduated from Taiwan Adventist College in 2012 with Bachelor of Arts in Theology. He is a Singaporean coming from a non-Christian family, and came to church in 2005 through participating in a missionary trip to Sarawak.
Pastor Tan believes in the value of training and equipping followers of Christ to fulfill the gospel commission, to share the good news of salvation. He believes that God cares and loves everyone personally, and wishes to share this truth.
He used to be a mocker of Christians, but now says, “I used to laugh at Christians for their religion. To me, religion was just a crutch for the weak. However, now, my view have changed. I still view religion as something for the weak, but as I grow up, I see the weaknesses of humans and have to admit that I am weak and need someone stronger to help me.”
In the Bible, through Isaiah, God says, “Come now, and let us reason together”. Faith is reasonable. The Bible gives us a call in Psalms 34:8, “Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good”. Pastor Tan would like to offer this invitation to all, to try this life-changing relationship with our Creator.